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12:02 am GMT - Mon, January 18, 2021
Techcrunch UKs Bloom & Wild raises $102M to seed its flower delivery service across Europe
Bloom & Wild, a London-based startup that takes an updated and online approach to the very traditional business of ordering and delivering flowers, has seen business blossom in the last year. And ...
07:53 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
Techcrunch Virgin Orbit reaches orbit for the first time
Virgin Orbit launched its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today, with a successful demonstration mission that carried a handful of satellites and will attempt to deliver them to low Ear...
06:44 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
Techcrunch GitHubs head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee
A GitHub internal investigation has revealed the company made “significant errors of judgment and procedure” in the firing of the Jewish employee who cautioned his coworkers about the pres...
05:53 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
Techcrunch Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media
As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for a moment they appear to...
03:35 pm GMT - Sun, January 17, 2021
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz have a good time in Pretend Its A City
The concept behind the new Netflix documentary series “Pretend It’s A City” is pretty straightforward: Author Fran Lebowitz talks, while Martin Scorsese (who’s both director an...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch After a record year for Israeli startups, 16 investors tell us whats next
Israels startup ecosystem raised record amounts of funding and produced 19 IPOs in 2020, despite the pandemic. Now tech companies across industries are poised for an even better year, according to mor...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch No one knows what anything is worth
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. Its broadly based onthe daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebooks new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22
This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook cr...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Stay gold, Plaid for X startups
A failed acquisition usually triggers the same series of questions: What does this mean for early-stage startups in the sector? Will a chilling effect occur and hurt valuations? Will VCs stop funding ...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Startups look beyond lidar for autonomous vehicle perception
Last CES was a time of reckoning for lidar companies, many of which were cratering due to a lack of demand from a (still) non-existent autonomous vehicle industry. The few that excelled did so by spec...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Parler deplatformed, alt apps rise, looking back at 2020 trends
Welcome back to This Week inApps,the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, witha recor...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Checkout wants to be Rapyd and Fast
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Were back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! Again! There is ...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Extra Crunch roundup: Antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more
Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of identifying a thread that could connect each story in this weekly roundup. There are no unified theories for technology news....
12:28 am GMT - Sat, January 16, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols
As a precaution against coordinated violence as the U.S. approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in place. In a blog post an...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation
GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after i...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion
GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation c...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch The pandemic was top of mind in the tech of CES 2021
Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of mind regardless of the topic these days. Close to a year into the pan...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash
WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The ...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Twitters vision of decentralization could also be the far-rights internet endgame
This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the companys decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable ci...
10:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Twitters decentralized future
This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the companys decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable ci...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Marc Lore leaves Walmart a little over four years after selling Jet.com for $3B
Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company Jet.com to the country’s...
09:06 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Coinbase commits to a better customer experience following complaints
Coinbase has a problem. As interest in bitcoin has soared along with its price, the popular cryptocurrency exchange has found itself the target of a growing spate of angry customers who haven’t ...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch 15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund
Based on my experience, taking the 15 steps below will help build the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function....
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Lessons from Top Hats acquisition spree
Top Hat, a startup that digitizes textbooks and turns them into an interactive experience for college students, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired yet another business: Fountainhead Press. Th...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Group Nines SPAC goes public
Group Nine Media revealed last month that it was forming a SPAC (short for special purpose acquisition corporation) in order to raise money for acquisitions. The company has now moved forward with tho...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Apple is extending Apple TV trials again
If you’ve got an Apple TV+ trial that’s set to expire sometime between now and June, good news: you’re getting some free bonus time. Apple TV+ first launched in November of 2019, alo...
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Desktop Metal buys fellow 3D printing company EnvisionTEC for $300M
Desktop Metal this morning announced its intention to purchase fellow 3D printing company EnvisionTEC. Founded in Germany in 2002, EnvisionTEC specializes in photopolymer additive manufacturing, putti...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch WhatsApp delays enforcement of privacy terms by 3 months, following backlash
WhatsApp said on Friday that it won’t enforce the planned update to its data-sharing policy until May 15, weeks after news about the new terms created confusion among its users, exposed the Face...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson says wisdom lies with your developers
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson knows a thing or two about unleashing developers. His company has garnered a market cap of almost $60 billion by creating a set of tools to make it easy for programmers to inser...
06:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Tracy Chou launches Block Party to combat online harassment and abuse
Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help folks feel safer on social media founded by Tracy Chou, launched today. Currently only available for Twitter, Block Party helps people filter ...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Fired GitHub employee who warned coworkers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel
On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, stay safe ho...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Fired GitHub employee who warned co-workers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel
On the day a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, a worried GitHub employee warned his co-workers in the D.C. area to be safe. After making a comment in Slack saying, stay safe ho...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch DOT evaluated 11 GPS replacements and found only one that worked across use cases
The United States GPS system, which is operated by the Defense Department, offers every one of us critical infrastructure around what is known as positioning, navigation and timing (PNT). Positioning ...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Bumble files to go public
The dating and networking service Bumble hasfiled to go public. The company, launched by a former co-founder of the IAC-owned Tinder, plans to list its share on the Nasdaq stock exchange, using the ti...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Corporate credit card platform Moss raises $25.5 million
German startup Moss has raised a $25.5 million (21 million) funding round led by Valar Ventures. Existing investors Cherry Ventures and Global Founders Capital are also participating. Moss provides cr...
04:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch EMA warns over doctored COVID-19 vaccine data hacked and leaked online
The European Medical Agency (EMA) has warned that information on COVID-19-related medicines and vaccines, which was stolen in a cyber attack last December and leaked online earlier this week, includes...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Uber planning to spin out Postmates delivery robot arm
Another Uber spinout is in the works. Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, is seeking investors in its bid to become a s...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy Buds Pro are a solid AirPods alternative
I suspect it will be a while before I get excited over wireless earbuds. Its not for a lack of trying on the part of manufacturers. In fact, quite the contrary. The category actually matured quite qui...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Video game spending increased 27% in 2020
If youve been following the gaming space or just the state of the world, generally over the past 12 months, this shouldnt come as a major surprise. Spending saw big increases pretty much across the ...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch As home sales skyrocket and IPO looms, Diane Yu joins fintech Better.com as CTO
The pandemic might have wiped out whole swaths of the economy, but one area that is pulsating with activity is home sales. Driven by remote work and changing commute patterns, home sales skyrocketed l...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Rapid growth in 2020 reveals OKR software markets untapped potential
Today, let's peek at new and historical growth numbers from Gthmhub, Perdoo, WorkBoard, Ally.io, Koanand WeekDone....
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Everlywell raises $75M from HealthQuest Capital following its recent $175M Series D round
At-home health testing kit startup Everlywell has raised $75 million, following the close of the$175 million Series D it announced in December. The new funding comes from HealthQuest Capital, and sees...
03:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Crossbeam raises $25M to back startups built on platform economies
While many venture capitalists might hope to fund the next Amazon or Shopify, Crossbeam is a new firm focused on backing the startups built on top of these platforms. And it recently closed its $25 mi...
02:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Apple said to be planning new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with MagSafe and Apple processors
Apple has planned new upgraded MacBook Pros for launch “later this year” according to a new report from Bloomberg. These new models would come in both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, with new a...
02:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Want a job in tech? Flockjay pitches its sales training service as an on-ramp to tech careers
“Most people don’t even know that a job in tech sales is even a possibility,” says Shaan Hathiramani, the founder and chief executive of Flockjay, a company offering a tech sales tra...
01:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Amazons newest product lets companies build their own Alexa assistant for cars, apps and video games
Amazon is selling access to the underlying technology stack of Alexa to let companies starting with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles build their own intelligent assistants with unique voices, skills and wa...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch A security researcher commandeered a countrys expired top-level domain to save it from hackers
In mid-October, a little-known but critically important domain name for one country’s internet space began to expire. The domain scpt-network.com was one of two nameservers for the .cd country...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch How Twitter is handling the 2021 US presidential transition
Twitter has set out its plans for US Inauguration Day 2021, next Wednesday, January 20, when president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th US president and vice president-elect Kamal...
10:28 am GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch OneWeb has now raised $1.4B, with $400M from SoftBank and Hughes, to help fund its first satellite fleet
After a troubled year that saw broadband satellite operator OneWeb file for bankruptcy, get rescue finance from the UK government and Bharti, and then emerge out of that with a launch of part of its f...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, January 15, 2021
Techcrunch Trump Administration adds Xiaomi to military blacklist
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is the latest to be added to the Trump Administration’s military blacklist. On Thursday, the Department of Defense added nine more companies to its list of allege...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch A theory about the current IPO market
Lots of demand, little supply, boom goes the price....
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 line
Samsung lowers prices with its latest Galaxy S phones, Google completes its Fitbit acquisition and Beyond Meat is coming to Taco Bell. This is your Daily Crunch for January 14, 2021. The big story: Sa...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch The end of Plaid-Visa, and Palantirs growing startup mafia
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we — Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace — had a ...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Capsule raises $2 million for its video Q&A platform aimed at brands
Capsule, a video Q&A platform aimed at brands, emerged last year in direct response to the challenges companies were facing in terms of reaching consumers during the pandemic. Now, the business ha...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Capsule raises $2 million for its collaborative video platform aimed at brands
Capsule, a video Q&A platform aimed at brands, emerged last year in direct response to the challenges companies were facing in terms of reaching consumers during the pandemic. Now, the business ha...
09:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch 12 flexible VCs who operate where equity meets revenue share
A dozen active investors who offer funding via revenue-based, compensation-based and blended-return streams....
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Home services platform Porch acquires four companies
Only a few weeks after its SPAC IPO, Porch today announced that it has made four acquisitions, worth a total of $122 million. The most important here is probably the acquisition of Homeowners of Ameri...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last
According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partne...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Exclusive: Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last
According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partne...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch 2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change
It’s official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from US government agencies....
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch 5 consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies
"Tesla is arguably the most interesting connected consumer hardware company since Apple exploded in scale with the success of the iPhone."...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch iSpot expands its ad measurement platform by acquiring Ace Metrix
iSpot.tv announced today that it has acquiredAce Metrix, a deal that brings two TV and video ad measurement companies together. iSpot founder and CEO Sean Muller said that the companies have complemen...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch This new module keeps Philips Hue bulbs connected even when the wall switch gets flipped
Philips Hue bulbs are pretty great, but they have a mortal enemy: the humble light switch. If you’ve got a Hue bulb tied to a standard light switch, flipping that switch means the Hue bulb loses...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Medium acquires social book reading app Glose
Medium is acquiring Paris-based startup Glose for an undisclosed amount. Glose has been building iOS, Android and web apps that let you buy, download and read books on your devices. The company has tu...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Confusion over WhatsApps new T&Cs triggers privacy warning from Italy
Confusion over an update to Facebook-owned chat platform WhatsApp’s terms and conditions has triggered an intervention by Italy’s data protection agency. The Italian GPDP said today it has...
06:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Beyond Meat shares soar after inking deal with Taco Bell on new menu items
Shares of Beyond Meat are soaring on news that the company will be working with Taco Bell on new menu items. The company’s stock was up $17.13, or 13.67%, to $142.48 and climbing in midday tradi...
06:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Swimm raises $5.7M to help teams document their code
Most developers don’t enjoy writing documentation for their code and that makes life quite a bit harder when a new team member tries to get started on working on a company’s codebase. And ...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Nuclear fusion tech developer General Fusion now has Shopify and Amazon founders backing it
In a brief announcement today, the Canadian nuclear fusion technology developer General Fusion announced that the investment firm created by Shopify founder Tobias Ltke has joined the company’s ...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Blue Origin successfully launches and lands key crew capsule test in first mission of 2021
Blue Origin launched its first mission of 2021, flying its New Shepard rocket in West Texas to a medium height of just over 350,000 feet. This is the first flight for this particular booster, and for ...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Thimble teaches kids STEM skills with robotics kits combined with live Zoom classes
Parents with kids stuck learning at home during the pandemic have had to look for alternative activities to promote the hands-on learning experiences kids are missing out on due to attending class vir...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Mosaic raises $18.5M Series A from GC to rebuild the CFO software stack
CFOs are the supposed omniscient owners of a company. While the CEO sets strategy, messages, and builds culture, the CFO needs to know everything that it is going on in an organization. Where is reven...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Poshmark prices IPO above range as public markets continue to YOLO startups
Poshmark priced its IPO at $42 per share last night, comfortably ahead of its $35 to $39 range that already greatly boosted the company's valuation....
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Tech and health companies including Microsoft and Salesforce team up on digital COVID-19 vaccination records
A new cross-industry initiative is seeking to establish a standard for digital vaccination records that can be used universally to identify COVID-19 vaccination status for individuals, in a way that c...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Plaid CEO touts new clarity after failed Visa acquisition
According to Plaid CEO Zach Perret, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a "sea change" in consumer behavior....
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch WhatsApp faces legal challenge over privacy in its biggest market
WhatsApp is facing a legal challenge in India, its biggest market, after a petition was filed Thursday before Delhi High Court over the upcoming change in the Facebook-owned apps data sharing policy. ...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Harness snags $85M Series C on $1.7B valuation as revenue grows 3x
Harness, the startup that wants to create a suite of engineering tools to give every company the kind of technological reach that the biggest companies have, announced an $85 million Series C today on...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Samsung answers Apple with the $199 Galaxy Buds Pro
Even before the leaks, we all saw the Galaxy Buds Pro coming. It was a given that the company was planning to deliver its own take on Apples AirPods Pro, with improved sound quality and active noise c...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Samsungs Galaxy S21 line arrives with camera bumps, price drops and S Pen compatibility
Samsung wasted no time this year. With Mobile World Congress pushed back six or so months, the hardware maker hitched its wagon to the tail end of the CES whirlwind — though unlike its press con...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Amazons Ring Neighbors app exposed users precise locations and home addresses
A security flaw in Ring’s Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app. Ring, the video doorbell and home security startup acquired by A...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag
Alongside its other announcements at Samsung’s event today, the company introduced its new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locator, a lost item beacon for Samsung owners and a competitor with Tile. Li...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch E2E encrypted email providers also see sign-ups surge as chat app users flock to Signal and Telegram in search of privacy
Privacy concerns that have been driving app users to alternative chat apps like Signal and Telegram in recent weeks, since Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced a T&Cs change, appear to also be genera...
02:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Googles Fitbit acquisition is official
Following regulatory scrutiny on both sides of the pond, Google this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of wearables pioneer, Fitbit. Googles use of the vast amount of user health...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Carbyne raises $25M for a next-generation platform to improve emergency 911 responses
Emergency services continue to be a major force when it comes to coping with the Covid-19 health pandemic, and today a company that is building technology to help them run better is announcing a round...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch X1 Card raises $12 million for its credit card with limits based on your income
X1 Card is raising a $12 million funding round. The company is building a credit card that sets limits based on your current and future income, not your credit score. Spark Capital is leading the roun...
01:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Watch Blue Origin launch a rocket with an upgraded crew capsule live
Blue Origin is launching its New Shepard suborbital rocket for the first time in 2021, with a liftoff planned for 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST/7:45 AM PST) from its launch facility in West Texas. This is...
01:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Lumiata raises $14 million for its service to predict healthcare outcomes
Healthcare systems are always looking out for ways to save money and a startup called Lumiata has just raised $14 million to continue building out its service that aims to help them do it. The company...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Gemini is launching a credit card with bitcoin rewards
Cryptocurrency exchange company Gemini is acquiring Blockrize and announcing a new product today based on Blockrizes work. Later this year, the company is launching a credit card that works like a reg...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Accel Partners heads down to Georgia to invest in DecisionLink, leading an $18.5 million round
DecisionLink, an Atlanta-based company that provides software for cost-benefit analyses of business services from a customer’s perspective, has managed to woo one of Silicon Valley’s top v...
11:22 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Cant figure out how to end your Amazon Prime sub? These complaints could help
Amazon’s use of dark patterns that add friction to the process of terminating a Prime subscription is being targeted by 16 consumer rights groups in Europe and the US which are taking coordinate...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Upgrade launches checking accounts and debit cards
Fintech startup Upgrade has been positioning itself as a neobank. And yet, the company has mostly been focused on personal loans and more recently credit cards. You couldn’t just replace your ba...
09:54 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Tresls Segments Analytics gives small online stores the same data analytics as large sellers
Tresls flagship product, e-commerce intelligence platform Segment Analytics, is designed to give small brands on Shopify access to the same kind of analytics larger online retailers have. Founded by f...
09:43 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch 3Drens helps fleet operators use their vehicles more efficiently
3Drens IoT mobility management platform not only lets fleet operators track where their vehicles are, but also produces data that helps them make business decisions. The company began operating in Tai...
09:21 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Origami Labs OFLO is a smart walkie talkie for frontline workers
OFLO is a voice communication system designed to replace traditional walkie talkies. Its hardware is more compact and lightweight, with a bone conduction headset, and capable of covering unlimited dis...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8M
With the proliferation of subscription services, combined with our lives becoming almost 100% digital, theres a rising need to be able to manage these services. But most banks dont have much of an ans...
07:48 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry
Google said on Thursday it has pulled some personal loan apps from Play Store in India and was implementing stronger measures to prevent abuse following reports that said several firms were targeting ...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Germanys Xentral nabs $20M led by Sequoia to help online-facing SMBs run back offices better
Small enterprises remain one of the most underserved segments of the business market, but the growth of cloud-based services — easier to buy, easier to provision — has helped that change i...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos
Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo H...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Poshmark is pushing into the public market at a high-end valuation as the resale market sizzles
Poshmark, the nine-year-old, Redwood City Ca.-based online marketplace for second-hand clothing, beauty, and home decor products, is set to start trading as a public company on the Nasdaq tomorrow aft...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Grab Financial Group raises $300 million Series A led by Hanhwa Asset Management
Grab Financial Group said today it has raised more than $300 million in Series A funding, led by South Korean firm Hanhwa Asset Management, with participation from K3 Ventures, GGV Capital, Arbor Vent...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Digital road freight forwarder Sennder raises $160M Series, plans European expansion
Sennder, a large digital road freight forwarder based out of Germany, has raised $160m in Series D financing. The round was led by an unnamed party, but round participants included Accel, Lakestar, HV...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Madrona promotes Anu Sharma and Daniel Li as Partners
Fresh off the announcement of more than $500 million in new capital across two new funds, Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group has announced that they’re adding Anu Sharma and Daniel Li to the te...
12:41 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Snapchat permanently bans President Trumps account
Quite a bit has happened since Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account. But after temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube acc...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry unprecedented assault on free speech
Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a tweet in the ...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays
U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the Na...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Feds ask Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays
U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the Na...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 14, 2021
Techcrunch Tokyo-based SODA, which runs Japans largest sneaker resell platform, lands $22 million led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
Tokyo-based SODA, which runs sneaker reselling platform SNKRDUNK, has raised a $22 million Series B led by SoftBank Ventures Asia. Investors also included basepartners, Colopl Next, THE GUILD and othe...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Pace launches out of private beta with a plan to scale virtual group therapy
One in five people have a mental health illness. Pace, a new startup founded by Pinterest and Affirm executives, wants to pay attention to the other four in that statistic. Nobody is perfectly mentall...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Robotic exoskeletons promise increased mobility and job assistance
The last several years have seen a substantial increase of ability for robotic exoskeleton technology. Completely understandable. For one thing, its that rare technology you encounter that really feel...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Airbnb cancels all DC bookings during inauguration week
Airbnb takes a big step to avoid violence at the inauguration, Intel gets a new CEO and Affirm goes public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 13, 2021. The big story: Airbnb cancels all DC booking...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch UK on-demand supermarket Weezy raises $20M Series A led by NYCs Left Lane Capital
Weezy an on-demand supermarket that delivers groceries in fast times such as 15 minutes has raised $20 million in a Series A funding led by New York-based venture capital fund Left Lane Capital. Als...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Zocdoc founder returns with Shadow, an app that finds lost dogs
Every year, around 10 million pets go missing in the U.S., and millions of those end up in shelters where they aren’t always reunited with their owners, due to their lack of identification or a ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Telegram blocks dozens of channels threatening violence
With many social networks suddenly reevaluating their policies in light of political violence in the U.S., the popular messaging app Telegram is implementing a crackdown of its own. Telegram confirmed...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Telegram blocks dozens of hardcore hate channels threatening violence
With many social networks suddenly reevaluating their policies in light of recent political violence in the U.S., the popular messaging app Telegram is implementing a crackdown of its own. Telegram co...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Foxconn, Geely team up to build electric, autonomous and shared vehicles for automakers
The electric, autonomous vehicles of the future might be manufactured by Apple’s main supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The two companies have agreed to form a...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Survey: Help shape the future of TechCrunch
Were always looking to make TechCrunch better, and part of that is regularly gathering feedback from the people that matter most – our readers. Weve compiled a short survey, and we’d appre...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch An argument against cloud-based applications
The cloud isn't some omnipotent enemy here, but it is the excuse and tool that allows the mass collection of our personal data....
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch These robo-fish autonomously form schools and work as search parties
Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a set of fish-shaped underwater robots that can autonomously navigate and find each other, cooperating ...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Venture capitalists react to Visa-Plaid deal meltdown
Most of the takes we received were bullish regarding Plaid's chances now that it's no longer being acquired....
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Pat Gelsinger stepping down as VMware CEO to replace Bob Swan at Intel
In a move that could have wide ramifications across the tech landscape, Intel announced that VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger would be replacing interim CEO Bob Swann at Intel on February 15th. The question i...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Affirm doubles after starting to trade despite strong IPO pricing
Today shares of Affirm, a buy-now-pay-later unicorn, started trading above $90 per share, far above its $49 per-share IPO price, a figure that was already miles above the companys early expectations. ...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Flo gets FTC slap for sharing user data when it promised privacy
The FTC has reached a settlement with Flo, a period- and fertility tracking app with 100M+ users, over allegations it shared users’ health data with third party app analytics and marketing servi...
05:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Facial recognition reveals political party in troubling new research
Researchers have created a machine learning system that they claim can determine a person’s political party, with reasonable accuracy, based only on their face. The study, from a group that also...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week
Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s mov...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch E-commerce optimization startup Tradeswell raises $15.5M
After launching in October, Tradeswell is announcing today that it has raised $15.5 million in Series A funding. Co-founder and CEO Paul Palmieri previously led digital ad company Millennial Media (no...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch GoPro makes stopping and starting simpler with motion, power, QR triggers
GoPro may have started out at the intersection of capability and affordability in the action cam space, but since then it has increasingly leaned towards use by professionals or deployment by business...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Drata raises $3.2M for its compliance audit platform
Drata, a startup that helps businesses get their SOC 2 compliance, today announced that it has raised a $3.2 million seed round led by Cowboy Ventures and that it is coming out of stealth. Other inves...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Openbase scores $3.6M seed to help developers find open source components
Openbase founder Lior Grossman started his company the way that many founders do — to solve a problem he was having. In this case, it was finding the right open source components to build his so...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Openbase scores $3.6M seed to help developers find open-source components
Openbase founder Lior Grossman started his company the way that many founders do — to solve a problem he was having. In this case, it was finding the right open-source components to build his so...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Will startup valuations change given rising antitrust concerns?
The United States has, over the past few decades, been extremely lenient on antitrust enforcement, rarely blocking deals, even with overseas competitors. Yet, there have been inklings that things are ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Iziwork raises $43 million for its temporary work platform
French startup Iziwork has raised a $43 million funding round. Cathay Innovation and Bpifrances Large Venture fund are participating in this funding round. The company has been building a platform foc...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Human AI nabs $3.2M seed to build personal intelligence platform
The last we heard from Luther.ai, the startup was participating in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in September. The company got a lot of attention from that appearance, which culminated in a $3.2 ...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Blue Origin set to launch a New Shepard rocket outfitted with crew upgrades as it readies for astronaut flight
Blue Origin is set to launch one of its New Shepard rockets as early as tomorrow, January 14 at 9:45 AM CST (10:45 AM EST) for its first mission of 2021. This is a big one for the Jeff Bezos-founded s...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Wall Street hugs Affirm as it starts life as a public company
We could be looking at a 2021 IPO market that resembles last year's heated results....
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Vdoo raises $25M more to develop its AI-based security for IoT and connected devices
It’s estimated that there were some 50 billion connected devices globally in 2020, and while that really says a lot about how far we’ve come in tech, for many it also speaks to a big issue...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Intuitive Machines taps SpaceX for second lunar lander mission
The first commercial lunar landers are set to start making their trips to the Moon as early as this year, and now another one has a confirmed ride booked: Intuitive Machines is sending its second land...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Whats the new minimum salary required for H-1B visa applicants?
I hear the random H-1B lottery will be replaced with a new system that selects H-1B candidates based on their salaries. How will this new process work?...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Two-year-old NUVIA sells to Qualcomm for $1.4 billion
You know whats great? Becoming a unicorn in two years. You know whats even better? Exiting at unicorn status in two years. This morning, Qualcomm announced that it was buying high-performance computin...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Gainful raises $7.5M for personalized sports nutrition
Gainful, a startup offering personalized subscriptions to protein powders and hydration products, is announcing that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. COO Eric Wu, who founded the compan...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Dells 40-inch curved monitor is perfect for a home office command center
Dell’s kicking off 2021 with a new addition to its monitor lineup that aims to hit a variety of sweet spots. The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD monitor offers 39.7″ of screen real estate, ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Netflix releases latest diversity numbers
Netflix has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report. Though, it’s not the first time Netflix has shared this type of data. Netflix has shared representation numbers since 2013, bu...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Stacklet raises $18M for its cloud governance platform
Stacklet, a startup that is commercializing theCloud Custodian open-source cloud governance project, today announced that it has raised an $18 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Addi...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Facebooks EU-US data transfers face their final countdown
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has agreed to swiftly finalize a long-standing complaint against Facebook’s international data transfers which could force the tech giant to susp...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Webflow raises $140M, pushing its valuation to $2.1 billion
This morning Webflow, a software company that helps businesses build no-code websites, announced that it has raised a $140 million Series B. The round, led by returning investors Accel and Silversmith...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable
Car auto-insurance from legacy providers has structural bias built into it. It uses metrics such as credit score, income, marital status and education to figure out insurance rates, which eventually d...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Rho, a startup bank aimed at high-growth businesses, raises $15M Series A led by M13 Ventures
Rho Technologies, the NYC-based fintech behind Rho Business Banking, has raised a $15 million Series A round led by M13 Ventures with participation from Torch Capital, and Inspired Capital. The compan...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Bryte raises $24m, pivots from selling $8k AI-powered mattresses to licensing its tech
Bryte today announced $24M in Series A funding led by ARCHina Capital. This comes as the company moves away from selling its $8,000 mattress direct to consumers and instead is working with partners wh...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Bryte raises $24m and begins licensing its tech in addition to selling $8k AI-powered mattresses
Bryte today announced $24M in Series A funding led by ARCHina Capital. This comes as the company moves away from selling its $8,000 mattress direct to consumers and instead is working with partners wh...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Apple announces new projects related to its $100 million pledge for racial equity and justice
Last June, Apple committed $100 million to a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). Lisa Jackson, Apples vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, is leading the initiative. ...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Rapyd raises $300M on a $2.5B valuation to boost its fintech-as-a-service API
A wave of organizations — propelled by global Covid-19 pandemic circumstances — are moving their commercial and financial interactions online, and today one of the big players helping to e...
10:52 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch YouTube puts a temporary freeze on uploads to Trumps channel
YouTube has been the slowest of the big social media platforms to react to the threat of letting president Trump continue to use its platform as a megaphone to whip up insurrection in the wake of the ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch TikTok update will change privacy settings and defaults for users under 18
TikTok announced today it’s making changes to its app to make the experience safer for younger users. The company will now set the accounts for users ages 13 to 15 to private by default, as well...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Amazon launches mobile-only, more affordable Prime Video plan in India
Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, an even more afford...
08:44 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Amazon launches $1.2 mobile Prime Video plan in India
Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, an even more afford...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Winnozs vacuum-assisted Haiim makes finger prick blood draws more efficient
Winnozs Haiim is designed to make collecting blood from fingertips easier, increasing the volume drawn so it can be used for more types of tests. The New Taipei City, Taiwan-based companys vacuum-assi...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Business trip platform TravelPerk buys YC-backed rival NexTravel
Barcelona-based TravelPerk has scooped up US-based rival NexTravel as the pandemic drives consolidation in one of the sector’s hardest hit by COVID-19. It’s not disclosing how much it̵...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion
Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile” industry report, mobile app do...
07:47 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Amazon makes education push in India with JEE preparation app
Amazon on Wednesday launched Amazon Academy, a service that will aim to help students in India prepare for entry into the nations prestigious engineering college. The American firm is the latest entra...
07:04 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Chinese facial recognition unicorn Megvii prepares China IPO
Megvii, one of China’s largest facial recognition startups, is gearing up for an initial public offering in Shanghai. The company is working with CITIC Securities to prepare for its planned list...
06:10 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Molotov starts its international expansion with seven African countries
French startup Molotov provides an OTT TV streaming service in France with live TV, premium channels, a cloud DVR and on-demand content. While the service has managed to attract 13 million users in Fr...
04:59 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Glassdoor: Best tech companies to work for in 2021
Glassdoor just released its annual ranking of the best companies to work for in 2021. We broke out the top 10 tech companies from the list of large businesses (1,000+ employees) as well as from the sm...
04:44 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Yo-Kai Express introduces Takumi, a smart home cooking appliance
Yo-Kai Express is known for autonomous restaurant technology for venues like office campuses, malls and hotels. As people continue staying home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is introdu...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Numbers Protocols blockchain camera Capture App safeguards the integrity of photos
The spread of misinformation and fake news online has a dangerous impact on public well-being. Misinformation is difficult to fight, and 73% of Americans surveyed by Pew Research ahead of the presiden...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Nobis smart lamp alerts caregivers when a fall is detected
As expected, this years (virtual) CES has brought with it a new flood of smart home gadgets. The technology has been a major presence over the last several CES events, and with a world stuck at home f...
01:01 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Signals Brian Acton talks about exploding growth, monetization and WhatsApp data-sharing outrage
Brian Acton is crossing paths again with Facebook. Over more than a decade of building and operating WhatsApp, the company’s co-founder first competed against and then sold his instant messaging...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, January 13, 2021
Techcrunch Lime removes all Trump-owned properties from its list of approved corporate hotels
Lime has changed its corporate travel policy to ensure not a dime of its money ends up in the coffers of the Trump Organization’s hotels and other properties in response to the January 6 insurre...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Visa calls off Plaid acquisition
Regulatory action prompts Visa to back off a fintech acquisition, Uber and Moderna partner and Checkout.com is valued at $15 billion. This is your Daily Crunch for January 12, 2021. The big story: Vis...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Companies rush to replace the gym at CES
The year of the first-ever all-virtual CES is, unsurprisingly, the year of the virtual gym. The past 12 months have seen most of our fitness routines completely transformed — speaking for myself...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch A deep dive on Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenkos $200 million new fund
Future Ventures — cofounded by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbus Ventures and ...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko on their new fund, SPACs and the great tech exodus
Future Ventures — cofounded by venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbus Ventures and ...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Visa will not acquire Plaid after running into regulatory wall
Visa and Plaid called off their agreement this afternoon, ending the consumer credit giant’s takeover of the data-focused fintech API startup. The deal, valued at $5.3 billion at the time of its...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Sono Motors plans to license the tech that powers its solar electric car
Sono Motors wants to bring technology it developed for its solar electric car to the masses. And it’s starting with autonomous shuttle startup EasyMile. The German-based startup said Tuesday dur...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Techstars names Malle Gavet CEO as the accelerator group looks to expand
This morning Techstars, a network of startup accelerators and a venture capital fund, announced that Malle Gavet is its new CEO. Former CEO and co-founder David Brown will stay on Techstars’ boa...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Is there still room in the cloud-security market?
There are a number of eye-numbing market maps out there that seem to suggest that the security market is highly saturated. But when it comes to cloud security, is there room for more?...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Brand tech company You & Mr. Jones adds $60M to its Series B
You & Mr. Jones announced today that it has added $60 million in new funding from Merian Chrysalis, bringing the Series B round announced in December to a total of $260 million. The round values t...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Nielsen says The Office was the most popular streaming series of 2020
Because streaming services only release viewership numbers selectively, and because each one uses its own methodology, it can be hard to compare the popularity of different streaming shows and movies....
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Weber acquires smart cooking startup June
Outdoor cooking industry leader and famed Kettle grill-maker Weber has acquired June, the smart cooking startup founded in 2013 by Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal. While financial terms of the deal we...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch These 5 VCs have high hopes for cannabis in 2021
"2021 could be nothing short of amazing for our industry."...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch E-commerce infrastructure startup Nacelle closes $18M Series A
Consumer online shopping habits have led to a windfall of revenues for these web storefronts, but COVID-era trends have also breathed new life into the market for developer tools that help e-commerce ...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Gett raises $115M more for its on-demand ride-hailing platform for business users
As ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to find their feet in a new landscape for transportation services — where unessential travel is being actively discouraged in many markets, ...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Gett raises $115M for its on-demand ride-hailing platform for business users
As ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to find their feet in a new landscape for transportation services — where unessential travel is being actively discouraged in many markets a...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Gig workers, SEIU file lawsuit alleging Prop 22 is unconstitutional
A group of rideshare drivers in California and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit today alleging Proposition 22 violates California’s constitution. The goal of the suit is...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Descript raises $30M to build the next generation of video and audio editing tools
The popularity of podcasting and online video shows no signs of slowing down, and so we continue to see a wave of creators publishing a profusion of audio and video content to fill out the airwaves. T...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Vantage makes managing AWS easier
Vantage, a new service that makes managing AWS resources and their associated spend easier, is coming out of stealth today. The service offers its users an alternative to the complex AWS console with ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Eden office management platform rebrands to Eden Workplace
Eden, the office management platform that has raised nearly $70 million since inception, is today making a tweak to its nomenclature to reflect its push into SaaS tools. Henceforth, the startup will b...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Capchase nabs $60M in credit to help founders avoid dilution
No one likes dilution, and thats why every founder is looking for alternatives to traditional equity investing by venture capitalists. Financial entrepreneurs have launched a number of products, from ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Lenovo introduces a wireless charging mat for its e-ink sporting laptop
Lenovo keeps rolling out unique takes on familiar categories this year at CES. Last week it was the screen-swiveling all-in-one and some AR glasses, and today (the first official day of the show), the...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Grafana Labs adds a free tier to its managed observability platform
Grafana Labs, the company behind the increasingly popular open-source monitoring and observability platform, today announced both an updated version of its cloud service and the launch of a free tier ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Slim.ai announces $6.6M seed to build container DevOps platform
We are more than seven years into the notion of modern containerization, and it still requires a complex set of tools and a high level of knowledge on how containers work. The DockerSlim open source p...
04:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Study finds around one-third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook
Around a third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center, whose surveys aim to better understand the current media landscape in the U....
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch The Cadillac personal drone is the cadillac of personal drones
GM revealed Tuesday a Cadillac -branded electric vertical takeoff and landing drone concept that is designed if it’s ever built to let owners cruise the skies in isolated luxury. The single se...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Rollables are the new foldables
Smartphone sales are bad — and have been for a couple of years now. Certainly this ongoing pandemic hasnt helped. All the talk about how 5G and new form factors were going to cause a kind of bou...
04:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook revamps Access Your Information tool to better break down, explain data usage
Facebook today is rolling out an update to its Access Your Information tool with the goal of making the tool easier to both use and navigate, as well as better explain how and why that data is used. T...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Byjus is reportedly buying Indian brick-and-mortar institute Aakash for $1 billion
We may finally have an answer to why Byjus, the worlds most valuable edtech startup, spent the last year raising hundreds of millions of dollars. Bloomberg reports that the Bangalore-based startup has...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Roboflow raises $2.1M for its end-to-end computer vision platform
Roboflow, a startup that aims to simplify the process of building computer vision models, today announced that it has raised a $2.1 million seed round co-led by Lachy Groom and Craft Ventures. Additio...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Equal access to capital and entrepreneurship is the final civil rights movement
Today and the data proves this if you are a white male, you have an unfair advantage when looking to raise venture capital....
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Walmart partners with smart box maker HomeValet for grocery delivery pilot
Walmart announced today it will soon begin to pilot a new solution that could eventually allow the retailer to deliver groceries to customers’ homes 24 hours per day. The company is partnering w...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Uber expands green rides option to 1,400 cities
Uber has expanded a program that incentivizes drivers to use all-electric and hybrid vehicles to more than 1,400 cities in North America including Austin, Houston, Miami and New York City as part of t...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch 2021: A SPAC odyssey
Perhaps these companies would have merely stayed private sans SPACs. If that's true, two cheers for blank-check companies?...
02:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch GM targets delivery companies with new EV business unit BrightDrop
GM has launched a new business unit to offer commercial customers starting with FedEx an ecosystem of electric and connected products, the latest effort in the company’s ambitious $27 billion ...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Lantern is a startup looking to ignite a conversation about how to die well
America is a land of paperwork, and nowhere is that more obvious than at the end of someones life. Advanced care directives have to be carefully disseminated to healthcare providers and strictly follo...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Cockroach Labs scores $160M Series E on $2B valuation
Cockroach Labs, makers of CockroachDB, have been on a fundraising roll for the last couple of years. Today the company announced a $160 million Series E on a fat $2 billion valuation. The round comes ...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Uber and Moderna partner on COVID-19 vaccine access and information
Uber and pharmaceutical company Moderna have announced a partnership around COVID-19 vaccination, which will include a number of different initiatives. To start, it’s only confirmed component is...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch FTC settlement with Ever orders data and AIs deleted after facial recognition pivot
The maker of a defunct cloud photo storage app that pivoted to selling facial recognition services has been ordered to delete user data and any algorithms trained on it, under the terms of an FTC sett...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Air taxi startup Archer is partnering with automaker FCA on production of its electric aircraft
Archer, a company that’s looking to develop an airline of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for sue in urban transport, will work with automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch From crypto trading and home workouts to EV batteries and microLED displays, CES Taiwan startups cover a wide range of tech
For the past three years, the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has brought startups to CES . This year, its virtual pavilion, organized with Taiwan Tech Arena, is hosting 100 startups,...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Jedox raises over $100M to expand its financial modeling and analytics software to more verticals
Organizations today — perhaps more than ever before — are relying on technology to help them figure out what the next weeks, months, and years will hold for their business at what has been...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Programmable genetics gets more cash as Tessera Therapeutics gets a $230 million infusion
Technologists are getting better at coding biology and venture firms are flooding a new generation of startups with cash so that they can commercialize their technology bringing in the next wave of ge...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch UK tests Space Tug capable of refiring its engine several times in orbit, and collecting space junk
UK SpaceTech startup Skyrora is currently the only private company capable of launching rockets from UK soil. On Christmas Eve at its testing facility in Fife, Scotland, the team performed a third-sta...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Jobber raises $60M as its platform for home service professionals hits 100k users
One of the technology byproducts of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has raised the game for businesses to have better digital tools in place to interface with customers, and their own work, to get th...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Yelp will show user feedback about businesses health and safety practices
Moving forward, Yelp users won’t just be asked whether a business has good food or accepts credit cards the platform is also allowing them to share feedback on whether the staff is wearing mask...
11:21 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch IBM leads U.S. patent list for 2020 as total numbers decline 1% in pandemic year to 352,000
One year in, the Covid-19 global health pandemic continues to have something of a dragging effect on many aspects of life, but today a key bellwether for how technology is developing underscored how t...
09:37 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch LAUNCHub Ventures heading towards a $85M fund for South Eastern European startups
LAUNCHub Ventures, an early-stage European VC which concentrates mainly on Central Eastern (CEE) and South-Eastern Europe (SEE), has completed the first closing of its new fund at 44 million ($53.5M),...
07:27 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Two ex-Sequoia VCs: the most compelling emerging market may be America, outside of Silicon Valley
Roughly eight years ago, investors Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen left Silicon Valley to open a venture firm, Drive Capital, in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn’t an easy decision. Leaving California wasn&#...
06:05 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Despite PR storm, Pinduoduo stock and downloads stay robust
Pinduoduo, a rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce company, is weathering its PR storm after the death of an employee sparked criticism against the firm’s grueling working hours. The employee, 21 y...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Checkout.com raises $450 million and reaches $15 billion valuation
Payments company Checkout.com is raising once again. The company has closed a $450 million Series C round with Tiger Global Management leading the round Greenoaks Capital and all existing investors a...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Curve says closing its new $95M Series C funding caused the delay on accounts filing
Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an app, has secured a Series C finding round of $95 million. The financing was led by IDC Ventures, Fu...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific regions largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital
Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. The startup, which plans to become a digital assets bank, says th...
02:59 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Amazon is removing products promoting the QAnon conspiracy
Amazonhas begun the process of removing QAnon-related products from its platform. A spokesperson for the company said that the process may take a few days. Any sellers that attempt to evade the compan...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Sony reveals more details on its secretive Vision-S sedan
Sony’s Vision-S prototype sedan, one of the biggest surprises at CES last year, didn’t fade away after the tech trade show ended. The Vision-S is back in a series of new videos released by...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch BukuKas raises $10 million led by Sequoia Capital India to build a end-to-end software stack for Indonesian SMEs
The backbone of Indonesias economy are small- to medium-sized businesses, which account for 60% of its gross domestic product. Many still rely on manual bookkeeping, but the impact of COVID-19 has dri...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch PopSockets announces its MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 accessories
In October, TechCrunch broke the news that PopSockets was developing its own line of MagSafe-compatible products that will support the new wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 12 devices. Toda...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Sony unveils AirPeak, its camera-carrying video drone
When Sony teased the AirPeak late last year, it didnt give us much to go one. We knew the consumer electronics giant was finally getting in the drone business — but beyond that, not much else. J...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler
Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of a riot in which the US Capitol was stormed by a col...
12:28 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot
Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metr...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 12, 2021
Techcrunch Content discovery platform Dable closes $12 million Series C at $90 million valuation to accelerate its global expansion
Launched in South Korea five years ago, content discovery platform Dable now serves a total of six markets in Asia. Now it plans to speed up the pace of its expansion, with six new markets in the regi...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Parler sues Amazon after going offline
Platforms and infrastructure providers dump Parler, Microsoft unveils a new Surface and a Chinese fitness app raises $360 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 11, 2021. The big story: Parler...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Noopls iPhone plug-in is designed to improve hearing in noisy environments
Noopl looks like one of the more interesting hardware startups to come out of CES day one. The Sacramento-based company has designed an accessory that it says can help drown out background noise for u...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch YouTube and WhatsApp inch closer to half a billion users in India
WhatsApp has enjoyed unrivaled reach in India for years. By mid-2019, the Facebook-owned app had amassed over 400 million users in the country. Its closest app rival at the time was YouTube, which, ac...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook says it will remove references to stop the steal across its platform
In the wake of last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, Facebook today announced it will be taking additional steps to removing content referencing the phrase “stop the steal” on it...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability
A new category of investors has emerged offering a hybrid between VC and revenue-based investment (RBI), which we call flexible VC."...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom
SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2M in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of commu...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach
Ubiquiti, one of the biggest sellers of networking gear including routers, webcams and mesh networks, has alerted its customers to a data breach. In a short email to customers on Monday, the tech comp...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Vuzixs new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer
Less than a full day into CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are very much shaping up as a trend. I wrote about a pair of AR glasses from Lenovo aimed at business applications yesterday, and a ...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Snap acquires location data startup StreetCred
Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired StreetCred, a New York City startup building a platform for location data. Snap confirmed the news to TechCrunch and said the acquisition will result ...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat
Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a ve...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021
Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shangh...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Healthvanas digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune
As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech s...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Following riots, alternative social apps and private messengers top the app stores
Alternative social media apps including MeWe, CloutHub and other privacy-focused rivals to big tech, are topping the app stores following Trump’s ban from mainstream social platforms like Facebo...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Parler sues Amazon, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations
Parler has sued Amazon after the beleaguered conservative social media site was expelled from AWS, filing a fanciful complaint alleging the internet giant took it out for political reasons and in an ...
06:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Affirm boosts its IPO price target, more than doubling its latest private valuation
This morning Affirm, the buy-now-pay-later financing startup, raised its IPO price range to $41 to $44 per share, up from a previous range of $33 to $38 per share. The sharp repricing is steep in perc...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook hires a VP of civil rights
Facebook has hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company, Facebook announced today. Austin is s...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Inside SuperCharger Ventures debut virtual edtech accelerator
Before the pandemic, edtech companies went decades without raising financing due to lack of interest from generalist venture capitalists. Now, more than a year since COVID-19 began, the sector is show...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Square Off introduces a rollable connected chess board
Weve been covering Square Off at CES for a couple of years now ever since the connected chess startup competed in one of our pitch offs. The Mumbai-based startup has been rapidly iterating on technol...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch BMW previews its next-gen iDrive infotainment system
At CES 2021, BMW today provided us with a first glimpse of the future of its iDrive system, 20 years after it first launched in the 2001 7 Series. Today’s announcement mostly focuses on the past...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Pollen Robotics humanoid robot can be controlled remotely with VR
Pollen Robotics turned heads at last years CES . After all, a humanoid robot will do that on the show floor (even if its only half of one). The French startup is back for this years show (insofar as a...
05:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Cryptos lose ground as bitcoin falls 23%, ether 29% in last 24 hours
After rallying to record-setting prices, recapturing the attention of the public and becoming once-again the topic du jour, cryptocurrencies are losing ground today. Bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurr...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Scraped Parler data is a metadata goldmine
Embattled social media platform Parler is offline after Apple, Google and Amazon pulled the plug on the site after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. But while ...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Scraped Parler data is a metadata gold mine
Embattled social media platform Parler is offline after Apple, Google and Amazon pulled the plug on the site after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. But while ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Im a free speech champion. I dont even know what that means anymore
The president of the United States is supposedly the most powerful man in the world. He also cant post to Twitter. Or Facebook. Or a bunch of other social networks as we discovered over the course of ...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Im a free-speech champion. I dont even know what that means anymore.
The president of the United States is supposedly the most powerful man in the world. He also cant post to Twitter. Or Facebook. Or a bunch of other social networks as we discovered over the course of ...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Inadequate federal privacy regulations leave US startups lagging behind Europe
I believe startups in the United States should be demanding that legislators deliver a federal privacy law....
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Revolut applies for UK banking license
Its hard to believe that fintech startup Revolut doesnt have a proper banking license in its home country. But this is about to change as the company has applied for a banking license in the U.K. Up n...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Hulu discounts its on-demand service to $1.99 per month for students
Looking to gain traction with a younger user base, Hulu this morning announced it’s dropping the price of its on-demand streaming service to $1.99 per month for students over 18 who are attendin...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Samsungs upcycling program is designed to give new life to old tech
In the world of annual refresh cycles, theres always been a big question mark around what to do with all of the old tech we too readily abandon. There are a number of options for disposing and recycli...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Parler is officially offline after AWS suspension
True to its word, Amazon Web Services (AWS) suspended services to Parler, the right-wing-focused social network that proved a welcoming home for pro-Trump users whose calls for violence at the nation&...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Orange spins out Orange Ventures with $430 million allocation
Telecom company Orange is making some changes to its venture capital arm. Orange Ventures is becoming a separate legal entity and Orange itself is allocating $430 million (350 million). With this new ...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Get live feedback on your pitch deck from big-name VCs on Extra Crunch Live
Your startup’s pitch deck could be the difference between getting funded or getting ignored. It’s often the first point of contact between a company and venture investors, but it’s a...
03:32 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Recycling startup Redwood Materials is now accepting your old smartphones
Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has quietly opened up its enterprise to everyday consumers and all of the old electronics sitting in their junk drawer...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Cryptos fall, the deplatforming rush, and fitness tech stays hot
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private ...
03:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Cryptos fall, the deplatforming rush and fitness tech stays hot
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private ...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch At least one of Samsungs new robots is definitely coming out (hint: its the vacuum)
For the last couple of years, Samsungs CES press conferences have featured a parade of futuristic home robots. They’re are smart, dexterous and impressive (and reasonably adorable). But home rob...
02:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Alula, a platform for cancer caregivers, patients and survivors, raises $2.2 million
According to the National Cancer Institute, some 1.8 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. alone. Factor in the friends, family and loved ones of those patients, and the numbe...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are coming to LG TVs
LG spent a good chunk of its CES press conference talking about its lineup of TVs for 2021. You can expect bigger, slimmer and brighter TVs. Im not going to list the specifications of new models. But ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Microsofts latest business-focused Surface is focused on remote work
As CES starts in earnest today, I anticipate well be seeing a lot of hardware focused on remote work. PC sales saw a nice spike last year, even as smartphone sales continued to slip. There was a lot o...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch UBTech launches UV light disinfecting robots
UBTech is the massively funding Chinese robotics company youve (probably) never heard of. If youre familiar at all with the brand here in the States, it’s likely for its STEM or other robotic to...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Moderna is developing three new mRNA-based vaccines for seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus
Moderna, the biotech company behind one of the two mRNA-based vaccines currently being rolled out globally to stem the tide of COVID-19, has announced that it will purse development programs around th...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Europe seizes on social medias purging of Trump to bang the drum for regulation
Big tech’s decision to pull the plug on president Donald Trump’s presence on their platforms, following his supporters’ attack on the US capital last week, has been seized on in Euro...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch The Station: the 2021 predictions issue, part two
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation.Sign up here just click The Station to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to Th...
07:03 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Vision Fund backs Chinese fitness app Keep in $360 million round
As Chinese fitness class provider Keep continues to diversify its offerings to include Peloton-like bikes, health-conscious snacks among other things, it’s bringing in new investors to fund its ...
05:12 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Chinas search giant Baidu to set up an EV making venture
China’s search giant Baidu is extending its car ambitions from mere software to production. The company said Monday that it will set up a company to produce electric vehicles with the help of Ch...
02:56 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters
San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters, a building which has been essentially abandoned since the start of the pandemic last year, with most Twitter...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Indonesian investment platform Ajaib gets $25 million Series A led by Horizons Venture and Alpha JWC
Ajaib Group, an online investment platform that says it now runs the fifth-largest stock brokerage in Indonesia by number of trades, announced it has raised a $25 million Series A led by Horizons Vent...
12:17 am GMT - Mon, January 11, 2021
Techcrunch Stripe reportedly joins the tech platforms booting President Trump from their services
It might be easier at this point to ask which tech platforms President Donald Trump can still use. Payment-processing company Stripe is the latest tech company to kick Donald Trump off of its platform...
06:12 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Despite some odd choices, The Undoing lays out a satisfying mystery
The HBO miniseries “The Undoing” wrapped up back in November, but the hosts of the Original Content podcast took advantage of the holidays to get caught up. Based on a novel by Jean Hanff ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
Techcrunch Lenovo launches AR glasses for enterprise
Lenovo seems to have gotten the memo that the real money in the augmented reality space is going to be made in enterprise. Ahead of tomorrows CES kick off, the hardware company announced the impending...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
Techcrunch These 6 browser extensions will protect your privacy online
The internet is not a private place. Ads try to learn as much about you to sell your information to the highest bidder. Emails know when you open them and which links you click. And some of the bigges...
03:07 am GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services gives Parler 24-hour notice that it will suspend services to the company
Parler is at risk of disappearing, just as the social media network popular among conservatives was reaching new heights of popularity in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ban from all major ...
12:50 am GMT - Sun, January 10, 2021
Techcrunch Apple suspends Parler from App Store
Apple confirmed that it has suspended the conservative social media app Parler from the App Store, shortly after Google banned it from Google Play. The app, which became a home to Trump supporters and...
11:24 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Parler reportedly removed posts by Trump affiliate Lin Wood calling for execution of VP Mike Pence
It seems that even the “free speech” social network Parler has its limits. The social network that has attracted scores of conservative commentators because of its commitment to free speec...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Human Capital: Whats next for Dr. Timnit Gebru
Congrats on surviving this wild first week of 2021. Outside all-things political, a few labor developments happened that are worth noting. Also, shortly before the mob of Trump supporters wreaked havo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Bootstrapping to $80M ARR
So much for a quiet start to the year. Any hopes of 2021 giving us respite from the turbulent waters of 2020 went splat, as the first week of the New Year was busy with venture capital deals, IPO news...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch The next Zoom wants to be nothing like Zoom
In the past few months, there hasnt been one conversation Ive had about remote work that doesnt include a mention of Hopin, a virtual events platform last valued at $2.1 billion....
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Parler jumps to No. 1 on App Store after Facebook and Twitter ban Trump
Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump’s ban from the world’s largest social networks, even as those platforms are seeing access thro...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Social apps react to riots, Parler gets booted, FTC threatens regulation
Welcome back to This Week inApps,the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, witha recor...
04:46 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch The deplatforming of a president
After years of placid admonishments, the tech world came out in force against President Trump this past week following the violent assault of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday....
04:46 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch The deplatforming of President Trump
After years of placid admonishments, the tech world came out in force against President Trump this past week following the violent assault of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday....
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Who is underpricing Roblox?
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! The norm...
02:37 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Why Twitter says it banned President Trump
Twitter permanently banned the U.S. president Friday, taking a dramatic step to limit Trump’s ability to communicate with his followers. That decision, made in light of his encouragement for Wed...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch President Trump responds to Twitter account ban in tweet storm from @POTUS account
After Twitter took the major step Friday of permanently banning President Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account, the President aimed to get the last word in through his government account @PO...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, January 9, 2021
Techcrunch Parler removed from Google Play store as Apple App Store suspension reportedly looms
Shortly after Twitter announced Friday afternoon that they were permanently suspending the account of President Trump, Google shared that they were removing Parler, a conservative social media app, fr...
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter permanently bans President Trump
President Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter Friday. In the announcement, the company cited “the risk of further incitement of violence” and the president’s past transgress...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Holographic startup Envisics partners with Panasonic to fast-track in-car AR tech
Envisics founder and CEO Dr. Jamieson Christmas launched the startup three years ago to “revolutionize” the in-car experience with its holographic technology. Now, it has a partner that co...
11:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Roku buys Quibis content library
Quibi’s content will live on, Hyundai may partner with Apple and Donald Trump returns to Twitter. This is your Daily Crunch for January 8, 2021. The big story: Roku buys Quibi’s content li...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Youll never believe what this email thread says about the ad-funded open web
Among a number of claims on U.K. adtech lobby group MOW’s website is the canonical biggie that “Advertising funds the open web.” This coalition of “marketers,” whose memb...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Extra Crunch roundup: 2 VC surveys, Teslas melt up, The Roblox Gambit, more
Thanks very much for reading Extra Crunch this week. I hope we can all look forward to a nice, boring weekend with no breaking news alerts....
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter bans QAnon figures Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell and Ron Watkins
Twitter took action against a pair of President Trump’s close associates, banning them from the platform Friday. Trump ally Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell were both...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter bans former Trump adviser Michael Flynn and other QAnon figures
Twitter took action against a pair of President Trump’s close associates Friday, banning them from the platform as part of a broader effort to contain the QAnon conspiracy movement. Trump’...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Venrocks Bryan Roberts on the firms new $450 million fund, and where its shopping in 2021
Venrock, the 51-year-old firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family, has closed its ninth fund with $450 million, the same amount it raised for its last two funds. The outfit, with...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Stolen computers are the least of the governments security worries
Reports that a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was stolen during the pro-Trump rioters’ sack of the Capitol building has some worried that the mob may have access to import...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch NHTSA determines sudden acceleration complaints in Tesla vehicles were due to driver error
The U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined the reports of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) involving four different Tesla models were due ...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch What is up with Teslas value?
2020 was a weird year in the markets. 2021 is not looking any different....
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Cruise taps former Delta executive for COO post as it creeps towards commercialization
Cruise, the autonomous vehicle technology subsidiary of GM, said Friday it has hired Delta Air Lines’ former chief operating officer Gil West as it makes the transition towards early commerciali...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Cruise taps former Delta executive for COO post as it creeps toward commercialization
Cruise, the autonomous vehicle technology subsidiary of GM, said Friday it has hired Delta Air Lines’ former chief operating officer Gil West as it makes the transition toward early commercializ...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Reddit bans r/donaldtrump following violence at the US Capitol
Days after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol amid protests against Donald Trumps 2020 election loss, another major social media platform has banned a popular pro-Trump forum. Reddit this morning confi...
06:31 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch VCs discuss gamings biggest infrastructure investment opportunities in 2021
We last polled our network of investors on the topic of gaming infrastructure startups back in May just as it was becoming clear what pandemic opportunities were in store for gaming startups. Accel...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Jumbotail raises $14.2 million for its wholesale marketplace in India
Jumbotail, an online wholesale marketplace for grocery and food items, said on Friday it has raised an additional $14.2 million as the Bangalore-based startup chases the opportunity to digitize neighb...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch GM launches new logo to show its serious about an electric future
General Motors has changed its logo, refreshed its website and kicked off a new “Everybody In” marketing campaign as part of a broader effort to illustrate the company’s transformati...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Tesla has decided to sell the cheaper Model Y standard range after all
Tesla has started taking orders for a cheaper standard range version of the Model Y in an apparent reversal by CEO Elon Musk who earlier this year seemed to put plans to release the vehicle on hold. E...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Meet the 7 winners of the Taiwan Excellence awards, presented by ShowStoppers and TAITRA
Taiwan is known for being a tech powerhouse, the headquarter of companies like Foxconn, Pegatron, TSMC, Acer and Asus. But while Taiwans tech industry is defined by well-established players, it is als...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Bitcoin advocates revolt against the Trump administrations frantic crypto regulations
Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Bitcoin fans across the country are rallying against a common enemy, the Treasurys Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). US Treasury Secretary Steven M...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch The Roblox Gambit
The Roblox direct listing wwill lay down some groundwork for new conventional wisdom when it comes to pricing public listings and which methods are good to use....
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch 5 reforms necessary to create a truly cashless society
Innovation is necessary in the digital wallet space to pioneer the movement to change the outdated fee models for the simple act of money exchange....
03:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Roku acquires Quibis content
Quibi is dead, but its shows will live on. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Roku was in talks to acquire the short-form video service’s content. And this morning, Roku announced t...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere
Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilviaTerra, have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue generating carbon offsets. As forestry ...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Googles plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe
Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in the Chrome browser and its Chromium engine is under investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The antitrust...
01:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos have started a cyber consulting firm
Former U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs and former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos have founded a new cybersecurity consultancy firm, which already has its first client: SolarWinds ...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Jobandtalent tops up with $108M for its workforce as a service platform
Madrid-based Jobandtalent, a digital temp staffing agency which operates a dual-sided platform that connects temp workers with employers needing regular casual labor in sectors like transport and logi...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Shares of Hyundai Motors Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple
Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still und...
04:20 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple
Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still und...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Tencent investment stays on game in 2020
It’s no secret that Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind WeChat and a handful of blockbuster video games, is an aggressive investor. Even during 2020 when the pandemic slowed down economic act...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Trump returns to Twitter with what sounds like a concession speech
It’s been a long couple of days for the country, but President Trump only had to wait 12 hours before returning to his social network of choice. In an uncharacteristically scripted three minute ...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, January 8, 2021
Techcrunch Google AI concocts breakie and cakie hybrid baked goods
If, as I suspect many of you have, you have worked your way through baking every type of cookie, bread and cake under the sun over the last year, Google has a surprise for you: a pair of AI-generated ...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch TikTok bans videos of Trump inciting mob, blocks stormthecapital and other hashtags
For obvious reasons, Trump doesn’t have a TikTok account. But the president’s speeches that helped incite the mob who yesterday stormed the U.S. Capitol will have no home on TikTok’s...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Detroits Ludlow Ventures goes for fund four
Ludlow Ventures, an 11-year-old, Detroit-based seed-stage venture firm, is in the process of closing on $65 million in capital commitments for its fourth and newest fund, shows SEC paperwork filed thi...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch F5 snags Volterra multi-cloud management startup for $500M
Applications networking company F5 announced today that it is acquiring Volterra, a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. That breaks down to $440 million in cash and $60 million in deferr...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Facebook bans Trump for two weeks
Online platforms take action against President Trump, Lenovo tries out a swiveling screen and Roblox raises $250 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 7, 2021. The big story: Facebook bans Tr...
11:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, veteran of many gaming generations
Epic today announced the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, maker of game development tools for many years. They’ve stayed largely behind the scenes, but many gamers will recognize the colorful Bink...
10:50 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Text marketing startup Voxie raises $6.7M
Like many startups, Atlanta-basedVoxie was created to solve a problem that founder and CEO Bogdan Constantin faced himself. In Constantin’s case, this was at his previous tuxedo rental startup M...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch MadeiraMadeira, Brazils answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion
MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fun...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch RedHat is acquiring container security company StackRox
RedHat today announced that it’s acquiring container security startup StackRox . The companies did not share the purchase price. RedHat, which is perhaps best known for its enterprise Linux prod...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Michelle Obama calls on Silicon Valley to permanently ban Trump and prevent platform abuse by future leaders
In a new statement issued by former First Lady Michelle Obama, she calls on Silicon Valley specifically to address its role in the violent insurrection attempt by pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Connecting employer healthcare plans to surgical centers of excellence nets Carrum Health $40 million
Six years after launching its service linking employer-sponsored insurance plans with surgical centers of excellence, the Carrum Health has raised $40 million in a new round of financing to capitalize...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Hopin might be the fastest growth story of this era
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Happy 2021, or as our own Danny Crichton aptly names it, December 38, 20...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Twitch disables Trumps channel until end of his term to minimize harm during transition
Following a slate of temporary and permanent bans from a number of the top online platforms, popular video streaming service Twitch today confirmed that it has disabled the President of the United Sta...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Twitch disables Trumps channel until the end of his term to minimize harm during transition
Following a slate of temporary and permanent bans from a number of the top online platforms, popular video streaming service Twitch today confirmed that it has disabled the President of the United Sta...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Decrypted: How bad was the US Capitol breach for cybersecurity?
The breach will likely present a major task for Congress' IT departments, which must now determine what's been stolen and which security risks could still pose a threat to the Capitol's network....
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch BBVA says that it is shutting down banking app Simple, will transfer users to BBVA USA
Some consolidation is underway in the world of challenger banking apps. BBVA today told users of Simple — the pioneering mobile and online banking app that it acquired for $117 million in 2014 &...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Prioritizing tech in 2021 will be the path to pandemic recovery for mental health
We are only beginning to understand the long-lasting effects the pandemic will have on mental health....
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch FTC settles with mobile ad company Tapjoy over deceptive practices
Mobile advertising company Tapjoy has settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it was misleading consumers about the in-app rewards they could earn in mobile games. Accordi...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch YouTube will start penalizing channels that post election misinformation
YouTube just announced that channels publishing “false claims” about the U.S. presidential election will be penalized with a strike, which would temporarily suspend them from posting video...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch The tech-powered wave of smart, not slow, tutoring sessions
Some of the biggest decision-makers in edtech are taking a scalpel to the way tutoring used to work....
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Shopify pulls Donald Trump stores off its platform
Facebook isn’t the only big tech company taking action against Donald Trump’s web presence in the wake of yesterday’s riots in Washington, D.C. Shopify, which hosted shops related to...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Report: SoFi nears deal to go public in merger with Chamath Palihapitiyas newest SPAC
Consumer financial services startup SoFi is closing in on a deal to go public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, the latest blank check c...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch SoFi to go public in merger with Chamath Palihapitiyas newest SPAC
Consumer financial services startup SoFi is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, one of a series of blank-check companies forme...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch With 5 new unicorns in first week of 2021, are we in for a stampede this year?
What a week. Democracy is still standing and the nation is getting back to work, so let’s press forward, even if it does feel surreal to cover business news after witnessing a live-streamed coup...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Endeavor BioMedicines raises $62 million to combat pulmonary disease
A new startup has officially emerged from stealth with the raise of its $62 million Series A funding round. Endeavor BioMedicines is led by co-founder and CEO John Hood, who previously led Impact Biom...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Former Disney and Discovery execs to launch Struum, a ClassPass for streaming services
Former Disney and Discovery execs are teaming up to launch a new streaming service called Struum, arriving in the spring, that aims to take the Classpass model and apply it to the streaming landscape....
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter will reinstate Trumps account following his deletion of tweets
A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed with TechCrunch this morning that Trump has deleted three tweets that led to the temporarily suspension of this account last night. Twitter locked the account pend...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg announces Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram for at least the next two weeks
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced via his platform that Donald Trump will be blocked from using both Facebook and Instagram “for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transitio...
03:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Elon Musk has a new title: worlds richest person
Elon Musk, the controversial and enigmatic entrepreneur who heads up SpaceX and Tesla, has reached a status that only three others have held in the past two decades: world’s richest person. On h...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Roblox raises at $29.5 billion valuation, readies for direct listing
Roblox is now one of the world’s most valuable private companies in the world after a monster Series H raise brings the social gaming platform a stratospheric $29.5 billion valuation. The compan...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Lisbons startup scene rises as Portugal gears up to be a European tech tiger
Lisbon and Portugal generally is becoming a magnet for digital nomads with talent....
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch WeLink raises $185M to deliver high-bandwidth wireless internet to the home using 5G
Cable or fiber. For the vast majority of American homes, theres no choice of how customers get their internet access. If youre lucky to live in some dense urban areas with amenable landlords, that or ...
02:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Kanarys raises $3 million for its data-driven platform to assess diversity and inclusion efforts
Mandy Price was already a highly successful lawyer in private practice before she took the jump into entrepreneurship alongside two co-founders to launch Kanarys a little over one year ago. The Harvar...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Lenovos new all-in-one has a swiveling screen, because sure, why not?
Leave it to Lenovo to give the world a swiveling all-in-one. Its kind of the companys M.O. not always the most necessary or practical, but never not interesting. When it comes to fairly staid product...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch OKR-focused Gtmhub raises $30M Series B after growing 3x in 2020
This morning Gtmhub, a multinational startup that builds software to help other companies manage their corporate planning, announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B. The round was led by Ins...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Quantum Metric raises $200M, now valued at over $1B, for its digital product design platform
Digital product design — the process of building services like websites and apps that work without bugs and as you intend them to — has come into focus as an especially important thing to ...
02:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Samsung simplifies with a lower-price premium Chromebook
Happy almost CES! Sure the years biggest consumer electronics show hasnt officially kicked off, but, well, what do such arbitrary signposts really mean in a year like 2021, right? Samsung just dropped...
02:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Local news app News Break raises $115M
The popular news app News Break is announcing that it has raised $115 million in new funding. The press release claims this round makes News Break “one of the first new unicorns of 2021,” ...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Mercedes unveils Hyperscreen, a curved 56-inch screen for its flagship EQS electric vehicle
Three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled MBUX, an infotainment system that represented a leap forward in the legacy automotive industry. The system, with its crisp graphics, intuitive user interface an...
01:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Elon Musk dunks on Facebook and recommends Signal in wake of U.S. Capitol insurrection attempt
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire set to likely soon become the world’s richest man, and one of the most influential voices in the world of tech entrepreneurship, continued his recent trend of cri...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Glia raises $78M for its integrated, hands-on, AI-based customer service platform
The ongoing push for social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19 has meant that more people than ever before are using internet-based services to get things done. And that is having a direct impa...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Lacework lands $525M investment as revenue grows 300%
As the pandemic took hold in 2020, companies accelerated their move to cloud services. Lacework, the cloud security startup, was in the right place at the right time as customers looked for ways to se...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Hopin buys livestreaming startup StreamYard for $250M as it looks to expand its product lineup
This morning Hopin, a quickly-growing startup that sells a technology platform for hosting digital events, announced that it has acquired StreamYard. The acquired company, which bootstrapped itself to...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Waymo is dropping the term self-driving, but not everyone in the industry is on board
Waymo will no longer use the term ‘self-driving’ to describe the technology it has been developing for more than a decade, opting instead for ‘autonomous.’ The Alphabet company...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Mambu raises $122M at a $2B valuation for a SaaS platform that powers banking services
Challenger banks, incumbent banks, and all of the many businesses that are making inroads into any kind of banking service all have something in common: when it comes to launching a new product like a...
11:15 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Mambu raises $135M at a $2B valuation for a SaaS platform that powers banking services
Challenger banks, incumbent banks, and all of the many businesses that are making inroads into any kind of banking service all have something in common: when it comes to launching a new product like a...
11:08 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch US says India, Italy, and Turkey digital taxes are discriminatory, but wont take any actions for now
Digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy, and Turkey in the past years discriminate against U.S. companies, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Wednesday. USTR, which began investigations into...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Too Good To Go raises $31 million to fight food waste
Too Good To Go, the startup that lets you buy food right before it goes to waste, is raising a $31.1 million round. blisce/ is leading the round and investing $15.4 million as part of todays round. Ex...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Pennylane raises $18.4 million for its accounting service
French startup Pennylane has raised $18.4 million (15 million) for its accounting service that combines automated processes with human accountants. Existing investors Global Founders Capital and Parte...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch IPRally is building a knowledge graph-based search engine for patents
IPRally, a burgeoning startup out of Finland aiming to solve the patent search problem, has raised 2 million in seed funding. Leading the round is by JOIN Capital, and Spintop Ventures, with participa...
07:01 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Snapchat locks President Donald Trumps account
Snapchat locked President Donald Trumps account after pro-Trump rioters stormed the United States Capitol. A Snap spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the action was taken on Wednesday and added ...
05:32 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch State Department reportedly orders diplomats to stop posting on social media after U.S. Capitol riots
The State Department ordered diplomats to stop posting on social media after pro-Trump rioters stormed the United States Capitol, reports CNN, citing three diplomatic sources. Diplomats overseas were ...
05:19 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch VCs dispense with niceties during Capitol riots: Never talk to me again
It was hard not to feel emotional today, as the world watched for more than four hours as rioters stormed into and throughout the Capitol building in Washington to disrupt the certification of the ele...
03:56 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch California vegan egg startup Eat Just yokes itself to Chinas fast food chain
Eat Just, a food startup from San Francisco making chicken-less eggs, has ambitions to crack the Chinese market where consumer appetite for plant-based food is growing and other Western vegan substitu...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook and Instagram block StormTheCapitol, lock Trump out of posting for 24 hours
After removing a video in which President Trump praised a violent group of his supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol building, Facebook is rolling out a new set of rules in response to the day...
01:01 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time
Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and ot...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Tech leaders speak out about platforms roles in US Capitol riots
After pro-Trump extremists violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, a number of tech executives and industry leaders are calling on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to more aggressi...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Color of Change, activist groups step up pressure to kick Trump off Twitter, Facebook
Color of Change, the nonprofit civil rights advocacy group, along with a growing number of other organizations, called for social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook to remove President Donal...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, January 7, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter locks Trump out of his account for at least 12 hours
In a reversal of its long standing policy, Twitter has locked the President of the United States’ Twitter account and forced the removal of three offending tweets. “As a result of the unpr...
11:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook and YouTube remove Trump video calling extremists special
Facebook and YouTube have removed a video posted by President Trump telling rioters who stormed Congress “we love you.” The same video was left online but blocked from being shared by Twit...
11:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Trump tweets approvingly as rioters storm US Capitol
A pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol while the president encouraged them on Twitter and … well, it feels extremely hard to care about anything else right now. That said, there was a whole ot...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Reddit taking action on site violations as rioters storm US Capitol
As chaos and violence have erupted in Washington D.C., social media platforms are grappling with the fallout. A spokesperson for Reddit tells TechCrunch, Reddits site-wide policies prohibit content th...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter puts huge warning label on Trump video telling Capitol Hill rioters we love you
Twitter took a new action against President Trump’s account Wednesday, adding a large, pop-up warning message to his latest tweet addressing the ongoing chaos on Capitol Hill. The company has re...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter adds huge pop-up warning to Trump video telling Capitol Hill rioters we love you
Twitter took a new action against President Trump’s account Wednesday, adding a large, pop-up warning message to his latest tweet addressing the ongoing chaos on Capitol Hill. The company has re...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting Stop the Steal conspiracy
A chaotic scene unfolded in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as a large crowd of pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. The Trump supporters flooded into the nation’s capital to att...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment
One of the most prominent and popular new models for investors is revenue-based investing (RBI)....
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch TikTok rolls out its first lidar-powered AR effect
Snapchat was among the first apps to leverage the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanner for AR, but now TikTok has followed suit. The social video app confirmed today it has launched its first-ever lida...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch FAA issues rules for supersonic jet flight testing in the U.S.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued new final rules to help pave the way for the re-introduction of supersonic commercial flight. The U.S. airspace regulator’s rules provid...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch FAA issues rules for supersonic jet flight testing in the US
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued new final rules to help pave the way for the re-introduction of supersonic commercial flight. The U.S. airspace regulator’s rules provid...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Looking Glass is launching 3D photo software for its holographic tech
Last month, Looking Glass Factory introduced the Portrait, its first offering for a more general audience. The device utilizes the companys impressive holographic imaging technology for a far more acc...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Teamflow lands $3.9 million for a productive virtual HQ platform
After a year of video calls and Slack messages, the definition of workplace is set to shift again. In a post-pandemic world, some will return to the office, many will remain remote and regardless of w...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter acqui-hires creative agency Ueno to help design new products
Twitter this morning announced it’s bringing the full-service creative agency Ueno in-house to work alongside Twitter’s own design and research teams. The move, an acqui-hire of sorts, is ...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Why VC funding is falling out of favor with top D2C brands
Venture capital, from my vantage point, has lost its sheen for a lot of product-based brands. Theyre not destitute and desperate for financing....
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch The NYSE will delist three Chinese telecoms after all
The New York Stock Exchange announced this morning that it will be delisting three major Chinese telecom companies, a move that it first announced last week before seeming to reverse course on Monday....
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch At $35 to $39 per share, Poshmarks IPO could 5x its last private valuation
Loosely, then: at the low end of its valuation range, Poshmark is worth 8.6x its current run rate, and at the top-end a richer 10.9x....
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Extra Crunch Live is back in 2021, connecting founders with tech giants and each other
In April 2020, when the entire world was laser-focused on the coronavirus pandemic, we realized that startupland was in unprecedented territory. How should startups navigate fundraising, operations, a...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Apple App Store customers spent $1.8B over the week of Christmas, set a spending record on New Years Day
Apple this morning offered an updated look at its App Store business with the release of its holiday sales figures. The company said App Store customers spent $1.8 billion in apps during the week of C...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch UKs markets regulator asks for views on Nvidia-Arm
The UK’s competition and markets regulator is seeking views on Nvidia’s takeover of Arm Holdings as it prepares to kick off formal oversight of potential competition impacts of the deal. T...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Dear Sophie: Banging my head against the wall understanding the US immigration system
Can you please share an overview of the U.S. immigration system and how it works so I can get the big picture and understand what Im navigating?...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook redesigns Pages with a more simplified layout and no Like button
Facebook Pages are being redesigned. The social network announced today a significant change to the Facebook Page experience for creators and public figures, which includes a new look-and-feel, update...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs
Spending on cosmetics has usually weathered economic crises, but that changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and masks tempering peoples desire to wear makeup. This forced reta...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Plant-centered prepared food delivery startup Thistle raises $10.3 million
Eating less meat is the easiest way for anyone to lower their carbon footprint and the prepared food delivery startup,Thistle, has just raised $10.3 million to make that choice even easier for consume...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Veo raises $25M for AI-based cameras that record and analyze football and other team sports
Sports have been among some of the most popular and lucrative media plays in the world, luring broadcasters, advertisers and consumers to fork out huge sums to secure the chance to watch (and sponsor)...
12:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch YouTube reverses ban on UKs TalkRadio for COVID-19 policy breaches
YouTube has reversed a controversial ban on the account of TalkRadio, a News Corp-owned UK national radio station that covers news and current affairs. The station revealed yesterday its channel had b...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Senti Bio raises $105 million for its new programmable biology platform and cancer therapies
Senti Biosciences, a company developing cancer therapies using a new programmable biology platform, said it has raised $105 million in a new round of financing led by the venture arm of life sciences ...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Atlantas SalesLoft raises $100M for its digital sales platform, now valued at $1.1B
The Covid-19 pandemic and specifically need for social distancing to slow the spread of the virus have continued to keep many of us away from the office. Now, increasingly, many organizations and peop...
09:32 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Indian B2B e-commerce startup Udaan raises $280 million
Business-to-business marketplace Udaan has raised $280 million from new and existing investors as the Indian startup builds a war-chest to accelerate its growth and fend off rivals. The new capital is...
09:06 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raises $30 million led by Sequoia Capital India
Bibit, a robo-advisor app that wants to make investing more accessible in Indonesia, has raised $30 million from Sequoia Capital India. Returning investors East Ventures, EV Growth, AC Ventures and 50...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, January 6, 2021
Techcrunch Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications
While the world continues to await the arrival of safe, reliable and cost-effective self-driving cars, one of the pioneers in the world of autonomous vehicle software has raised some substantial fundi...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Google to add App Store privacy labels to its iOS apps as soon as this week
Contrary to reports, Google is not delaying updates to its iOS apps because it doesn’t want to comply with Apple’s recently announced App Store Privacy Labels policy. The new policy, a par...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch OpenAIs DALL-E creates plausible images of literally anything you ask it to
OpenAI’s latest strange yet fascinating creation is DALL-E, which by way of hasty summary might be called “GPT-3 for images.” It creates illustrations, photos, renders, or whatever m...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: NYSE wont delist Chinese telcos
The New York Stock Exchange reverses course, Nintendo acquires a game studio and an Indian electronics and lifestyle startup raises $100 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 5, 2021. The big...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Sources: Hinge Health has raised $310M Series D at a $3B valuation
Hinge Health, the San Francisco-based company that offers a digital solution to treat chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as back and joint pain has closed a $310 million in Series D fundi...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Facebook will turn all US political advertising off again after Georgia runoffs
Georgia is the only state in the U.S. right now where Facebook allows political ads to run, but after Tuesday’s polls close that’s set to change. According to Facebook’s site detaili...
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Remembering TechCrunch Japans Hirohide Yoshida (1971-2020)
On New Years Eve, TechCrunch Japans Editor-in-Chief Hirohide Yoshida passed away at age 49. In addition to being a tremendously valuable member of our international team who helped build the sites pre...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Any San Francisco teacher who needs a second monitor can get one, via Two Screens for Teachers
Any teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District who needs a second monitor can request one free of charge from Two Screens for Teachers, the nonprofit that recently extended a similar privile...
10:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Minecraft Earth will shut down in June
Throughout 2019, Microsoft experimented with building a real world, augmented reality Minecraft game designed in the same vein as Pokmon GO. Called Minecraft Earth, they finally opened it up to everyo...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Virgin Orbit targets launch window opening January 10 for next orbital flight attempt
Virgin Orbit is wasting no time in 2021 getting back to active flight testing: The company has a window for its next orbital demonstration launch attempt that opens on Sunday, January 10, and that con...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Dell monitors embrace video calls with pop-up webcams and Teams buttons built in
Dell’s latest monitors reflect the growing need for simple, solid solutions to video conferencing needs, with a clever pop-up camera and a perhaps too clever by half Teams integration. The new d...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch FBI, NSA say ongoing hacks at US federal agencies likely Russian in origin
The U.S. government says hackers “likely Russian in origin” are responsible for breaching the networks of at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several major tech companies, including Fire...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch P&G terminates plan to acquire razor startup Billie following FTC lawsuit
Procter & Gamble will not acquire women’s beauty products startup Billie, as previously planned, following action taken by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to stop the deal from proceeding....
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Coral Vita cultivates $2M seed to take its reef restoration mission global
Coral reefs all over the world are struggling to survive, with millions of people and billions of dollars in business that rely on them at risk on top of the fundamental tragedy of losing such a cruc...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Nintendo buys Canadian game studio in rare acquisition
While gaming giants Sony and Microsoft have made M&A a critical part of their strategic growth plans, Nintendo has always seemed to be more reluctant to bring outside talent into the fold of its v...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Affirm targets up to $38 per share in IPO, pushing its valuation above $9B
Today Affirm, a fintech startup that offers payment options to e-commerce customers, released a new S-1/A filing. The new document follows a late-December filing of a similar nature, though that updat...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Indian electronics and lifestyle brand Boat raises $100 million from Warburg Pincus
Boat, an electronics and lifestyle startup in India, has raised $100 million in a new financing round that many independent investors termed as the most successful hardware startup story in the worlds...
06:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Indian electronics and lifestyle startup Boat raises $100 million from Warburg Pincus
Boat, an electronics and lifestyle startup in India, has raised $100 million in a new financing round that many independent investors termed as the most successful hardware startup story to date in th...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch How Segment redesigned its core systems to solve an existential scaling crisis
The systemic issues became apparent the way they often do -- when customers began complaining....
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Extra Crunch Perks: 20% discount on all TechCrunch 2021 events
We’ve announced our slate of 2021 events, and wed like to take this time to remind you that annual or two-year Extra Crunch members can receive a 20% discount on all TechCrunch 2021 virtual even...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch GitHub alumni are building Rewatch, a solution for your Zoom fatigue
The rise of distributed teams in response to the coronavirus has led to more video-conferencing meetings for all of us. As offices remain closed, distributed work is forcing companies to figure out a ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Kyte raises $9 million to deliver rental cars to your doorstep
More than two years ago, Ludwig Schoenack, Nikolaus Volk and Francesco Wiedemann looked at the bevy of scooter services, ride-hailing apps, public transit and car-sharing options available in most urb...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Divvy raises $165M as the spend management space stays red-hot
Today Divvy, a Utah-based startup that focuses on corporate spend management, announced that it has closed a $165 million round at a $1.6 billion valuation. The company said that the new capital was r...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Chronosphere nabs $43M Series B to expand cloud native monitoring tool
Chronosphere, the scalable cloud native monitoring tool launched in 2019 by two former Uber engineers, announced a $43.4 million Series B today. The company also announced that their service was gener...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Tile to launch a new tracker powered by ultra-wideband technology, add AR finding to app
Tile is preparing to introduce a new product this year that will serve as a rival to Apple’s long-awaited AirTags and other lost-item trackers coming to the market, including those from Samsung,...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Whats going on with fintech venture capital investment?
The aggregate fintech venture dataset shows an active sector with global demand from investors, but demand is not even....
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch 8 investors discuss social gamings biggest opportunities
"The next social network needs to be a place to hang also when you dont come for a game session."...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Niantic buys competitive gaming platform Mayhem
Pokmon Go creator Niantic has acquired a small SF gaming startup building a league and tournament organization platform to help gamers create their own communities around popular titles. Mayhem was in...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch C by GE gets rebranded under new ownership, expands beyond lighting
Theres a decent chance you missed the news back in May — there was, after all, a lot going on at the time. General Electric sold off its more than 100-year-old GE Lighting division to smart home...
08:58 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch NYSE reverses plans to delist Chinas three big telcos
In an unexpected turn, the New York Stock Exchange said Monday that it no longer intends to delist China’s three major telecoms operators, a decision that was originally announced on December 31...
07:54 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Alibaba shuts down 12-year-old music streaming app Xiami
Using Xiami was once synonymous with having good music taste in China. The music app, which debuted around 2008 and was acquired by Alibaba in 2013, is discontinuing its streaming service today, Xiami...
06:08 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch TrendForce expects the smartphone market to slowly recover in 2021, but Huawei wont benefit
After a dismal year, the global smartphone market will slowly start recovering in 2021, predicts TrendForce. But Huawei wont benefit and, in fact, will fall out of the research firms list of the world...
05:41 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Bank just made an even bigger push into wealth management
SVB Financial Group agreed today to buy Boston Private Financial Holdings in Boston for $900 million in cash and stock. It’s a big deal for SVB, which has earned a reputation over its 37-year hi...
04:07 am GMT - Tue, January 5, 2021
Techcrunch Jack Mas absence from public eye sparks Twitter discussions
The world’s attention is on Jack Ma’s whereabouts after reports noted the billionaire founder of Alibaba and Ant Group had been absent from public view since late October. On October 24, M...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Looking to decarbonize the metal industry, Bill Gates-backed Boston Metal raises $50 million
Steel production accounts for roughly 8 percent of the emissions that contribute to global climate change. It is one of the industries that sits at the foundation of the modern economy and is one of t...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Daily Crunch: Hundreds of Google and Alphabet employees unionize
Google employees take another step in their activism, Venmo adds a check-cashing feature and Slack has some issues. This is your Daily Crunch for January 4, 2021. The big story: Hundreds of Google and...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Twitter acquires social podcasting app Breaker, team to help build Twitter Spaces
Twitter has acquired social broadcasting app Breaker, the companies announced today via a combination of blog posts and tweets. The deal will see Breaker’s team joining Twitter to help “im...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch How to convert customers with subscription pricing
While the customer dynamic has changed over the last 20 years, it's actually gotten easier to convert and retain customers through the subscription funnel....
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch 2020 was a record year for Israels security startup ecosystem
The start of a new year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on the annual performance of our focus, the Israeli cybersecurity ecosystem....
07:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch The cauldrons of gold theory of media and startups
Another week, another email newsletter. This time, the story is Punchbowl, a politics-centric newsletter founded by a crop of recent Politico alums including Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnah...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch The Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan healthcare joint venture is officially ending
A somewhat nebulous, but high-profile and potentially heavily moneyed joint venture is coming to an end: Haven, the JV created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, is being “disband...
06:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Lidar startup Aeva raises another $200M ahead of its debut as a public company
Aeva, the lidar company started by two former Apple engineers, has raised an additional $200 million in private investment from Hong Kong hedge fund Sylebra Capital ahead of its debut as a publicly tr...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch 5 questions about 2021s startup market
As we turn the page, I have a number of questions worth raising as we muck into 2021....
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Deep Science: Using machine learning to study anatomy, weather and earthquakes
Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. Th...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Italian court rules against discriminatory Deliveroo rider ranking algorithm
A court in Italy has dealt a blow to unalloyed algorithmic management after a legal challenge brought by three unions. The Bologna court ruled that a reputational ranking algorithm used by on-demand f...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Italian court rules against discriminatory Deliveroo rider-ranking algorithm
A court in Italy has dealt a blow to unalloyed algorithmic management after a legal challenge brought by three unions. The Bologna court ruled that a reputational-ranking algorithm used by on-demand f...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch One Way Ventures, a firm focused on immigrant founders, closes second fund
One Way Ventures, a venture capital firm that backs immigrant founders, has closed its second fund at $57.5 million. The close comes three years after One Way announced its debut fund, a $28 million i...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Color raises $167 million funding at $1.5 billion valuation to expand last mile of U.S. health infrastructure
Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizeable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Color raises $167 million funding at $1.5 billion valuation to expand last mile of US health infrastructure
Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Discovery launches in the US today
The new year is kicking off with the launch of a new streaming service Discovery+, which offers programming from Discovery’s networks including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel,...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Hulus live TV service gains 14 new channels as result of ViacomCBS deal
A new agreement between Hulu and ViacomCBS will bring 14 new channels to Hulu’s live TV streaming service, while also renewing the deal that allows Hulu to carry various CBS broadcast stations a...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Its not just you, Slack is struggling this morning
Slack did its best to ease the working world back into their jobs this morning by breaking, ensuring that everyone’s return to the grind would be as chaotic and unproductive as possible. Precise...
03:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Teledyne to acquire FLIR in $8 billion cash and stock deal
Industrial sensor giant Teledyne is set to acquire sensing company FLIR in a deal valued at around $8 billion in a mix of stock and cash, pending approvals with an expected closing date sometime in th...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Venmo adds a check cashing feature, waives fees for stimulus checks
Venmo this morning announced it will begin to offer a new check cashing service, “Cash a Check,” in the Venmo mobile app. The feature, which is being rolled out to select users starting to...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Venmo adds a check-cashing feature, waives fees for stimulus checks
Venmo this morning announced it will begin to offer a new check-cashing service, “Cash a Check,” in the Venmo mobile app. The feature, which is being rolled out to select users starting to...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Unionization at Alphabet, Teslas delivery achievement, and CRED raises $81M
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private ...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Equity Monday: Unionization at Alphabet, Teslas delivery achievement and CRED raises $81M
Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private ...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Google and Snap in talks to invest in Indias ShareChat
ShareChat, an Indian social network that added Twitter as an investor in 2019, may soon receive the backing of two more American firms. The Bangalore-based startup is in advanced stages of talks to ra...
11:49 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch UK judge denies US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange
A UK district court judge has refused to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning, Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied the ext...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Google, Alphabet employees seek to form a union
A group of more than 200 Google and Alphabet workers have announced their efforts to form a union. With the help of Communication Workers of America Union’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employee...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Google, Alphabet employees unionize
A group of more than 200 Google and Alphabet workers have announced the formation of the Alphabet Workers Union, The New York Times first reported. With the help of Communication Workers of America Un...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Indias CRED raises $81 million, buys back shares worth $1.2 million from employees
Bangalore-based CRED is kickstarting the new year on a high note. The two-year-old startup, led by high-profile entrepreneur Kunal Shah, said on Monday it has raised $81 million in a new financing rou...
08:43 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Teslas China rival Xpeng to use lidar sensors from DJI affiliate Livox
The battle is heating up between Tesla and its Chinese challenger Xpeng as the latter makes clearer its stance on the future of autonomous driving. Over the weekend, Xpeng, which counts Xiaomi and Ali...
08:19 am GMT - Mon, January 4, 2021
Techcrunch Known for 5G mmWave testing solutions, Taiwans TMYTEK sets its sights on base stations
TMYTEK recently raised a Series A+ round of about $10 million for products that make it easier to test 5G millimeter wave equipment. So far, the companys clients include KDDI, NTT DoCoMo and research ...
11:04 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
Techcrunch Samsungs next Unpacked event is January 14
Stop me if youve heard this one before. Samsungs next flagship is set to debut January 14. The company just confirmed earlier rumors surrounding the date for its next Unpacked event (virtually, of cou...
08:04 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
Techcrunch T-Mobile says hackers accessed some customer call records in data breach
T-Mobile, the third largest cell carrier in the U.S. after completing its recent $26 billion merger with Sprint, ended 2020 by announcing its second data breach of the year. The cell giant said in a n...
03:33 pm GMT - Sun, January 3, 2021
Techcrunch Mixtape podcast: Behind the curtain of diversity theater
Its fair to say that most people have heard about diversity reports. And its probably also fair to say that most of us have watched, sometimes with a metaphorical bucket of buttered popcorn, as compan...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
Techcrunch Human Capital: The biggest labor stories of 2020
Hellllooooo, 2021! Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that details the latest in the realms of labor, and diversity and inclusion. Not a ton happened this week so I figured Id use the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
Techcrunch The big question on every startups mind for 2021
My big question for 2021, and the one that is on every startup’s mind, is how will a cataclysmic event such as a global pandemic show up in post-pandemic innovation? I think were in the early in...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: Apple bans party app, China loses 39K iOS games, TikTok births a Ratatousical
Welcome back to This Week inApps,the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, witha recor...
03:49 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
Techcrunch Tesla delivers nearly 500,000 vehicles in 2020
Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles in 2020, a 36% increase over the previous year and just a few dozen short of hitting an historic and long-awaited milestone that CEO Elon Musk has been aiming for more...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 2, 2021
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Wonder Woman 1984 might be a beautiful mess, or maybe just a mess
“Wonder Woman 1984” was released on HBO Max on Christmas Day, where it quickly divided the hosts of the Original Content podcast. Perhaps it was predictable that Anthony a fan of clunky-b...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
Techcrunch Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft
NASA recently announced the astronauts who will be taking part in the Artemis missions, and among them is Anne McClain, who has spent 203 days in orbit and conducted two spacewalks on the ISS. With th...
05:19 am GMT - Fri, January 1, 2021
Techcrunch Sony to launch PlayStation 5 in India on February 2
Sony said on Friday that it will launch the PlayStation 5 in India on February 2, suggesting improvements in the supply chain network that has been severely throttled by the coronavirus pandemic. The ...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds
As 2020 comes to a long-awaited end, a series of filings indicate that venture capitalists are ending the year with fresh money. According to SEC paperwork, Learn Capital and USV have filed paperwork ...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Boses latest sleep-centric earbuds mostly do the trick
Its been a strange year for sleep. For me, levels have fluctuated between too little and too much, but have more often than not tended toward the former. 2020 gave most of us no shortage of excuses ...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch BadVR is using government grants to build a business thats independent of venture capital
When the Los Angeles-based extended reality data visualization company, BadVR, first heard that one of its earliest benefactors, Magic Leap, was about to shed 1,000 jobs and was fighting for its life,...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Goodbye Flash, goodbye FarmVille
While much of what made 2020 such an absolute nightmare will still be with us on January 1 (sorry!), we will really, truly be leaving Adobe Flash and FarmVille behind as we enter the new year. The end...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch NYC MTAs contactless fare system completes rollout, will phase out MetroCard in 2023
On the last day of 2020, New York Citys Metro Transit Authority announced that it has finished its roll out of contactless payment systems. With the addition of a final stop in Brooklyn, every MTA sub...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Extra Crunchs top 10 stories of 2020
I've tried to gather a sample of stories that taught me something new (which means this top 10 list betrays my ignorance)....
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch After burning through $2 billion, Katerra gets a $200 million SoftBank lifeline to escape bankruptcy
SoftBank Group is reportedly investing $200 million to bail out Katerra, a startup that had hoped to remake the construction industry with a vertically integrated approach, according to a report in Th...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch How artificial intelligence will be used in 2021
"We're going to start to see a lot of real value and ROI generated by AI across more and more businesses,"...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Salesforce has built a deep bench of executive talent via acquisition
When Salesforce acquired Quip in 2016 for $750 million, it gained CEO and co-founder Bret Taylor as part of the deal. Taylor has since risen quickly through the ranks of the software giant to become p...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch The Equity crew predicts whats to come in 2021
What could go wrong? Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture-capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As you can see, this is our yearl...
03:59 am GMT - Thu, December 31, 2020
Techcrunch Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces nine-year sentence in bribery case
Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces a nine-year prison term in the bribery case that contributed to the downfall of former president Park Guen-hye. Prosecutors argued that the length of...